Wrestlers stumble at Central Oregon events
Estacada's wrestling team went 2-4 in duals at last weekend's Oregon Classic tournament in Prineville.
The Rangers knocked off McLoughlin 55-24 with Landin Vittetoe (120), Cody Hovda (152) and Mark Youngberg (160) all winning with first-period falls. Kaiden King won a high-scoring 18-13 decision at 126 pounds, while Tucker Jackson (132) and Nico Winsor (220) also won contested bouts.
Estacada dropped duals to Tillamook and Philomath to fall into the consolation duals Saturday.
The Rangers scored a lopsided 66-7 win over Tri-Valley foe North Marion winning five of the seven contested bouts. King had the quickest pin, needing only 39 seconds to win at 126 pounds. Jackson Turner (195), James Durand (170) and Caleb McDonald (145) also flattened their foes within the first two minutes.
Estacada fell 51-30 to another league foe in Molalla, as the Indians won six of the seven lightweight bouts. Winsor (220) and King (126) needed less than a minute to pin their opponents.
Estacada fell 38-30 to Rex Putnam in its first consolation dual with Hovda (145), Durand (170) and Winsor (220) picking up quick pins.
Estacada dropped a pair of duals at the Mike Shinkle Memorial tournament on Thursday.
Nico Winsor scored a 5-0 shutout at 220 pounds for the Rangers' only victory in a 75-3 loss to host Crook County. Jackson Turner at 195 pounds was the only other Estacada wrestler to make it the distance in the dual.
Estacada picked up a pair of lightweight forfeits, and Winsor won by a first-period pin during the Rangers' 45-21 loss to Willamina.
This story is slated for our Jan. 23, print edition.
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